Today's the Day! Join us for the Fall General Membership Meeting

It's a big day over here at Co-op headquarters. We're gearing up for tonight's Fall General Membership Meeting, and we hope you can make it — don't forget that you don't have to be a member to attend! We’ll gather at the EOM Athletic Association in Pennsport (on Moore Street between Front and Second; see map for directions) from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Arrive early for mingling and pizza-eating starting at 6 p.m. Big thanks to the lovely South Philly establishments that donated pizzas to tonight's meeting: Birra on Passyunk and Morris; Francoluigi's at 13th and Tasker; New York Bakery on 11th and Daily; Pizzeria PESTO, 1900 S. Broad St.; and Isabella Pizza on 1800 E. Passyunk Ave. And don't forget, tonight's meeting is BYOB! On the agenda tonight will be a special Q&A in which we'll brainstorm best practices for answering questions from the Co-op skeptics in your life. (For example, we'll talk about what you should say when your neighbor says, "Why wouldn't I just keep going to the Acme?") To that end, check out this great video on NBC about co-ops and community, and start thinking about how you'd talk about the co-op when the skeptics start asking questions. See you tonight!

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